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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.8 "Moonlight", 14 "Appassionata" & 23 "Pathétique"
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.8 "Moonlight", 14 "Appassionata" & 23 "Pathétique"

18 Jan 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Feb 1987
  • Release Date: 2 Feb 1987
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:02:52
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  • ASIN: B001M02Z2S
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,889 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Nov 2010
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Compared to the earlier EMI recording of the same sonatas, Barenboim's playing is more thoughtful and poetic. The subtlety and noble beauty of his performance of the slow movements is quite remarkable, the technical polish in the fast outer movements of each sonata simply breath taking. Beautifully recorded.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Another excellent Beethoven piano sonatas cycle 1 Sep 2009
By John R. Blackburn Jr. - Published on
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It's apparent that the matter of which Beethoven piano cycles (or large portions thereof) you favor is very much a matter of very personal and subjective taste and preference. I already have those of Kempff, Pollini, Gelils, and Goode. Each very good in its own way, even the older Kempff and Gelils DG remasters, which sound excellent. Although I admire Barenboim's other piano recordings, it's not as if I seek him out, and I unintentionally found this set by searching here on Amazon and giving the sample tracks a listen. I'm impressed on many levels. For one, it includes all 32 sonatas. The pure and deep all-digital sound is nice, as is Barenboim's unhurried (yet never too slow) and purposeful control and performance of the early, middle, and late sonatas. The slower adagio and andante movements are delicate but never lose their momentum, as is the case with other, more leisurely pianists. The faster pieces are dynamic but never bombastic or overperformed. A nice balance all the way around. This cycle now goes to the top of my list.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sonata #14, ("Moonlight") 30 Nov 2012
By GranAnn - Published on
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After listening to this particular sonata, I chose this CD because Barenboim's interpretation of Sonata # 14 is what I expect when I hear this piece performed. And, starting with vinyl back in the dark ages, I've always been partial to recordings by Deutsche Grammophon. I lack the musical critique terminology to give an academic review. I just like the depth and emotion expressed in this version which will be a gift for my 11 year old grandson who plays the piano. He recently heard the third movement and was fascinated by it. I played the 1st movement for him and he asked for a CD so he could hear the whole piece "over and over". In fact, I like this CD so well, I decided to order it for myself--and it wasn't available. Evidently it's popular.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Most enjoyable recordings of Beethoven's three most popular sonatas 19 Aug 2013
By Jim K - Published on
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Beethoven wrote beautiful sonatas, Barenboim is a great pianist and DG makes great recordings. This combination makes for very enjoyable music. I highly recommend the recording.
Excellent recording, Well played. 17 Mar 2014
By J. D. Sullivan - Published on
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The best recording of Beethoven's Sonatas. Should be in every collection of his Piano Sonatas.. Would recommend it very highly.
Five Stars 31 July 2014
By Mary H - Published on
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This is beautiful music, beautifully played.
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